Poway Dentists Use Porcelain Veneers as Singular Solution for Multiple Smile Imperfections
Poway cosmetic dentists Valeri Sacknoff, DDS and Robbi Wilson, DDS discuss the versatility of porcelain veneers for repairing, restoring and revitalizing smiles.
Poway, CA – Porcelain veneers can be used to conceal a wide variety of dental concerns, and the smile transforming results may be surprising, says Poway cosmetic dentist Valeri Sacknoff, DDS. She explains that smiles with the appearance of gapped, discolored, chipped, misshapen, crooked and/or worn teeth can often be improved with this versatile, minimally-invasive dental procedure. However, Dr. Sacknoff is careful to point out that veneers are not for everyone, and determining whether or not a patient is a good candidate is the integral first step in the process.
Robbi Wilson, DDS – Dr. Sacknoff’s colleague at Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry – describes veneers as thin, custom fitted porcelain shells which are seamlessly cemented to the fronts of teeth, effectively covering perceived imperfections, closing gaps and straightening misalignments. He illustrates that, much like fitting a new façade onto the outside of a building’s framework, porcelain veneers essentially re-form the exterior portion of the smile to fit a more ideal cosmetic appearance. With proper care and maintenance, he notes that porcelain veneers can be a long-lasting solution for a broad scale of improvements ranging from a single tooth repair to a complete smile makeover.
Both Drs. Sacknoff and Wilson are trained and experienced in all aspects of porcelain veneers, and they emphasize the importance of a thorough dental examination and consultation before proceeding with treatment. Dr. Sacknoff explains that the success of porcelain veneer restorations depends upon a number of factors, and dentists have to know what to look for and be able to discern whether or not veneers are the best choice for a particular case. Ultimately, she says the goal of every porcelain veneers treatment is obtaining long-lasting results that enhance the look, form and function of a smile, adding that, “If we can’t achieve the results the patient desires due to prohibitive dental issues, then we may look for solutions using more intensive restorative dentistry techniques or orthodontics.”
As with any dental treatment, Dr. Wilson explains that the results achieved with porcelain veneers are a direct reflection of the dentist’s skill and experience, combined with the quality and craftsmanship of the restoration. During the consultation process, Dr. Wilson encourages patients to ask as many questions as possible so that they feel comfortable with the procedure they are choosing, and he offers to show prospective patients pictures of real results to give them an idea of the smile transformation they may be able to attain.
About Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry
For the last 40 years, the award winning dentists of Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry have been providing outstanding dental care to patients throughout Poway and the surrounding North County of San Diego. Dr. Sacknoff and Dr. Wilson perform a full range of cosmetic and restorative dentistry options and also offer orthodontic solutions, sedation dentistry and general dentistry for the whole family. They have each received multiple recognitions as Top Dentists by San Diego Magazine. The dentists are available for interview upon request.
Pomerado Cosmetic Dentistry
15725 Pomerado Rd. Suite 110
Poway, CA 92064